EU drafts airline regulations to provide emission credit for biofuels use

February 15, 2012 |

In Belgium, two draft regulations would see the European Commission seek data from airlines on the amount of biomass used in their fuels so that they can be counted as zero-emission in greenhouse gas emissions calculations under the emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS).

“Under the EU ETS we provide a financial incentive for the use of biofuels in aviation, as use of biofuels has a zero-emissions factor, which means that no allowances need to be surrendered,” Isaac Valero Ladron, European Commission spokesperson for climate change issues, told EurActiv in e-mailed comments.

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